• Business Law/Contracts

  • Criminal Law

  • Partnership Mergers/Business Disputes

  • Fiduciary/Wills&Trusts

  • Insurance Law

  • Fire/Hurricane/Property Damage Cases

  • Toxic Tort Law

  • Asbestos Litigation

  • Chemical Exposure Cases

  • Environmental Law

  • Infectious disease Exposure Cases/TB/Anthrax/Mercury.

  • Transportation/Trucking/Train Cases.

  • Liquor Liability Cases.

  • Professional Liability Cases

  • CPA/Taxation/IRS Services

  • Entertainment Contract Law

  • Civil Litigation

  • Personnel Injury/Wrongful Death Cases

  • Product Liability Cases

  • Premises Liability

  • Construction Liability

  • Commercial Lease/Landlord/Tenant Disputes

  • Land/Property/Boundary Disputes

  • Immigration Law

  • Labor Disputes

  • Employment Law

  • Insurance Disability Cases

  • Health Law/ERISA/HMO Cases

  • The Law of the Internet/Facebook/Myspace cases

  • Family/Closely Held Co. Disputes.

  • Financial/Bank Workouts.

  • Formation and representation of Nonprofit Corps/Private foundations/Charitable Organizations.

  • Arbitration/Mediations/ADR

  • Insurance Claim Organization and Audits/Reviews.

  • Reinsurance Disputes.

  • Sports/Entertainment Contract Representation

  • Property Damage/Mold/Fungi Cases

  • Business Mergers&Acquisitions, Business Debt Collections

  • Medical Malpractice Cases

  • Water Law

  • Cannabis/Marijuana Law/Start ups

  • Insurance/Reinsurance/Retrocessionare disputes 

  • Lyold’s of London, Law Commission of England

 

Kenneth A. Lakin

PARTNER

      Mr. Lakin has an extensive insurance background, with over ten years of experience in that industry. He is a former adjuster, supervisor and manager at both Liberty Mutual Insurance Company and the Lexington Insurance Company of Boston, the largest excess and surplus lines insurance carrier in the country. He has handled, developed, managed and litigated various claims dealing in a variety of liability areas, including auto, premise, products, environmental and toxic torts. He is a former workers compensation manager and has lectured on workers’ compensation laws in Massachusetts.

     Mr. Lakin has experience in developing and managing an environmental claims unit handling and specializing in asbestos, silicosis, chemical exposure, lead paint, DES, latex, TMJ, tobacco, breast implants, carpal tunnel, radon, and other latent injury/toxic tort cases, as well as pharmaceutical negligence and drug product cases. He has litigated and managed various types of environmental bodily injury and property damage contamination cases. Mr. Lakin also has handled, managed, litigated and settled hundreds of insurance coverage disputes both in the Untied States and abroad. He has been involved in and is experienced with reinsurance, reinsurance settlement disputes, and cedant/reinsurer recovery disputes both in the domestic and London markets.

     Mr. Lakin is general counsel for sports marketing companies, including StayfitUSA.com of Atlanta, Georgia. Mr. Lakin also has tried many civil trials and is the litigation partner in charge of insurance litigation, toxic tort litigation, employment disputes, and environmental law. Mr. Lakin also represents small businesses including manufacturers, nursing homes, and service companies. Mr. Lakin is also currently a sports and entertainment agent representing National Football League players, he previously represented NFL players, including Tom Mcmanus (Jacksonville Jaguars) and Actor Tom Arnold. Attorney Lakin represents many production and film companies, as well as various athletes and artists. Mr. Lakin is also an adjunct professor of law teaching sports law at Massachusetts School of Law.

 

EDUCATION
A.B., Boston College
J.D., Massachusetts School of Law

ADMITTED
Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court, United States Federal District Court for the District of Massachusetts, United States Appeals Court for the First Circuit, New Hampshire Supreme Court, New Hampshire Federal Court and the United States Supreme Court

 

PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS
American Bar Association, Massachusetts Bar Association, Boston Bar Association, Federal Bar Association, Essex County Bar Association, Lawrence Bar Association, Defense Research Institute, International Association of Defense Counsel, American Bar Association Tort and Insurance Practice Committee, Massachusetts Association of Defense Counsel, Boston Bar Association Environmental and Energy Committee, Boston College Alumni Education Committee, National Football League Player’s Association, Sports Lawyers Association, Massachusetts Reinsurance Bar Association. 

Tracy Kramer

PARTNER

  Tracy Kramer handles civil litigation matters for Lakinslaw, LLC.  She also represents insureds, both residential and commercial, in first party insurance coverage disputes during litigation as well as the pre-suit claim process. 

    Ms. Kramer’s practice includes prosecuting declaratory judgment actions regarding surplus funds and insurance coverage disputes.  In addition, she defends Examinations Under Oaths of insureds and provides advice to her clients on how best to resolve their claims.

Ms. Kramer is experienced in all aspects of trial practice, including conducting discovery; taking and defending depositions of insurance company representatives, third parties, and other persons; drafting pleadings and arguing a variety of motions, including motions to dismiss and for summary judgment; and conducting mediations, settlement negotiations and trials.

    Ms. Kramer joined Lakinslaw, LLC in March 2018.  She is the managing partner for handling all Florida-based matters for the law firm. During the past few years, she represented plaintiffs, previously working for Insurance Litigation Group.  Prior to June 2014, the bulk of Ms. Kramer’s background involved representing insurers while working for McIntosh Sawran, Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP for six years, and Butler Pappas for four and a half years.  She began her legal career in 1995, and is admitted to practice in all state and federal courts in Florida as well as the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals. Ms. Kramer is also admitted in Georgia and Massachusetts and handles all Georgia-based litigation.  She graduated from the University of Miami with a Bachelor of Arts in Music in 1992, and obtained her law degree from Nova Southeastern University, Shepard Broad Law Center in 1995. 

Jo Anne Lanza has over 20 years of management experience.  She holds a Bachelor Degree in Paralegal Studies, from Rivier University and a Juris Doctor Degree, from Massachusetts School of Law.  

Jo Anne has worked in various areas of management including office management, small business management, and retail management. Additional work experience includes working as a litigation support specialist in the area of environmental law and civil litigation. Jo Anne also has extensive experience in property law and as a real estate professional. 

Jo Anne Lanza 

OFFICE MANAGER

   Joy Melanie Lakin is a passionate young professional who is a graduate of the University of Miami. Joy holds a Bachelors degree in Music Education from UM where she studied Vocal Performance, Entrepreneurship and Music Business. During her time at UM, she was a founding member and three-term President of the American Choral Director's Association Frost student chapter and the editor of SAI, a women's music fraternity. Joy worked as a music teacher and professional soprano in Miami, FL after graduation and has traveled the world singing at venues such as Carnegie Hall, The National Cathedral, and Canterbury Cathedral.
   In 2017, Joy became a JD candidate at Southwestern Law School in Los Angeles California with aspirations of becoming an Entertainment Attorney and combining her passion for entertainment and business. Joy is currently a 3L law student working remotely for Lakinslaw, LLC while enjoying life in California! 

Joy Lakin

LAW CLERK 

    Kyle Lakin handles paralegal duties for both offices in Boston and Miami. Currently a law student at the Massachusetts School of Law, Kyle received his undergraduate degree from the University of Massachusetts. Kyle also involved in the technology side of the law firms daily opearations and its applications. His duties also include handling discovery issues involving civil litigation regarding first party insurance litigation. Kyle is involved with the law firm litigation regarding asbestos cases and business litigation.

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Kyle Lakin 

PARALEGAL